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By Vaseline May27,2024

Days after the infamous Porsche crash in Pune, a man was arrested in Mumbai after a video of him sprawled on the bonnet of a moving BMW car went viral on social media. The car was probably driven by a 17-year-old boy.

According to an NDTV report, the man seen lying on the bonnet of the BMW in the footage has been identified as Subham Mitalia, while the teenager was driving the vehicle around Mumbai’s Kalyan area near Shivaji Chowk on Saturday.

The video, which was widely circulated on social media, was filmed by locals in the area and sparked renewed debate on the need for stricter traffic and road safety laws amid the ongoing controversy surrounding the drink driving case in Pune Porsche.

Following the incident, 21-year-old Subham Mitalia, who was lying on the bonnet of the luxury vehicle, was arrested while both the teenage driver and his father were booked under relevant sections.

The police officials also revealed that the car is registered in the name of the minor’s father, who holds a government position.

“A case has been filed against the official for allowing his minor son to drive without a valid driver’s license,” police said.

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A team of Porsche representatives reached Yerwada police station on Monday to conduct a technical inspection of the luxury car involved in the crash that killed two persons, an official said.

The electric luxury sports sedan – Porsche Taycan – was reportedly driven by a 17-year-old, who police said was drunk at the time of the accident, which killed two IT professionals in the Kalyani Nagar area in the early hours of May. 19.

Meanwhile, new CCTV footage has emerged in the case, showing that the 17-year-old suspect was driving the same Porsche he was said to have driven in on the evening of the tragic incident. The video was taken just a day before the accident.

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    Kavya Mishra

    Kavya Mishra is part of News18’s Breaking News Desk and covers general national topics

    first print: May 27, 2024 3:18 PM IST

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